Byblos بيبلوس, also known by its Arabic name of Jbeil جبَيل, is an ancient Phoenician city located about 35 Kilometers (23 miles) north of the capital Beirut in modern day Lebanon. The city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Victory Byblos Hotel & Spa

Overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. This hotel provides well-equipped rooms and suites all with great views from private balconies. The rooms have LCD TVs with more than 93 satellite channels, mini bar, blackout curtains, A/C and Wi-Fi. Guests can work out in the gym or relax in the spa's jacuzzi for free. There is also a beauty center offering body and facial treatments with professional massage. Guests can enjoy a meal in the restaurant with its terrace and views of the Mediterranean Sea. For drinks there is a lounge bar. The hotel offers 50% discounts on beach entrance fees.

Hotel Canari de Byblos

A new boutique hotel in the heart of modern Byblos constructed in 2008, it has been featured in the New York Times as a "better option" to stay at in Byblos. Only 5 walking minutes away from the old city, it features rooms that overlook the whole city and the Mediterranean Sea.

Locanda a la granda

An International fusion-cuisine restaurant, rated the "Best restaurant in Town" by the New York Times. It sports two outdoor terraces with an amazing view of the city's historical ramparts and is located right at the end of the famous Old Souk.

Byblos Fishing Club Huts

Traditional fisherman's huts for rent in the heart of old Byblos. Beautifully renovated rooms of different sizes. All come with a/c, tv and private sitting area.

The Crusader Castle

12th-century castle and enviros. A must-see in Byblos

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Flobby Diner

International cuisine + bar

NE Gate

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Tower Temple

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Kings Tomb

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St John Church

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Museum of wax

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Tower Temple

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About Byblos

Byblos is a true microcosm of the civilizations that have populated Lebanon over the centuries. Arguably one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, the modern port city of Byblos is built upon multiple layers of ruins, dating back to as early as the Stone Age and extending to the more recent Ottoman days. A visit to Byblos is a chance to walk through the annals of Lebanese history and experience firsthand the diverse cultures that have made this area a mosaic of civilizations. Byblos is not simply a picturesque seaside town, but has a history that has been closely tied to the Mediterranean for millennia. A major book (in French), ''Je m'appelle Byblos'' (My name is Byblos), by Jean-Pierre Thiollet, H & D, 2005.

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